After spending the past decade working in sales and marketing, Adam Lockwood has started his own company to help individuals and businesses market their real estate. Exposure Real Estate Media offers real estate photography, floor plans, virtual tours and virtual staging.

“It’s geared to Realtors, homeowners or businesses that are looking to get professional photography done,” said Lockwood. “We also offer marketing kits with various options to choose from to help people promote their properties.”

Lockwood said he originally went to college for sports management but became more interested in the business administration side of things. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, he worked in sales and marketing, ranging from retail to more recently serving as a sales manager for a Systemax, a Springfield-based marketing firm.

Participating in Sandler Training classes proved to be transformational and ultimately inspired him to pursue his own business venture. “You learn more about yourself; what you’re good at, what you’re not good at,” Lockwood said. “What really makes me tick? What motivates me?”

“Getting into real estate photography allows me to play to my strengths, which is working with businesses and helping people out,” he said.